Quotations on Teachers

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I was at the Royal Art School. That was a preparatory school specially for art teachers. You see, it was not so much for the development of artists. But we had there terribly stiff training.
- Josef Albers
(Keywords: Art, Development, Artists, School, Teachers, Training)

At that time, the academic orientation was rather technical contrary to that of the university, where art theory is very important. The teachers were renowned artists and among the best of that time.
- Ralph Allen
(Keywords: Art, Time, Artists, Teachers, Theory, University)

In a rational society we would want our presidents to be teachers. In our actual society we insist they be cheerleaders.
- Steve Allen
(Keywords: Society, Teachers, Want)

Most ballet teachers in the United States are terrible. If they were in medicine, everyone would be poisoned.
- George Balanchine
(Keywords: Ballet, Medicine, states, Teachers, United)

The great want of our race is perfect educators to train new-born minds, who are infallible teachers of what is right and true.
- Catharine Beecher
(Keywords: Race, Right, Teachers, Want)

Iowa is home to teachers, farmers, lawyers, factory workers, and many others who work hard every day to provide the best for their families and their future.
- Leonard Boswell
(Keywords: Home, Work, Day, Future, Lawyers, Teachers, Workers)

I met Clinton at a benefit for teachers, which was a very good charity, but I met him for about 90 seconds, and I thought it was important to meet the leader of the free world. So I stood next to him for a photograph, and then apparently that's all it takes.
- Julie Bowen
(Keywords: Leader, Thought, Charity, Teachers, World)

The world of knowledge takes a crazy turn when teachers themselves are taught to learn.
- Bertolt Brecht
(Keywords: Knowledge, Teachers, World)

I was a weirdo to want to be in show business. Most kids wanted to be teachers or nurses.
- Nell Carter
(Keywords: Business, Kids, Nurses, Teachers, Want)

The teachers were focused on helping these students. The students benefited from hands-on teaching and a faculty who cared about them and their success in life and soon the students began to believe in themselves and the reality that they could make something of their lives.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Life, Success, Reality, Students, Teachers, Teaching)

Upon arriving, meeting their teachers and signing up for classes, these students began to realize that their attendance at Delaware State University was not a goal achieved, but rather a dream being sewn - a first step, if you will.
- Michael N. Castle
(Keywords: Dream, Goal, Being, First, Meeting, State, Students, Teachers, University, Will)

I am deeply concerned with the diminution of the teaching strength of the country as a result of the disproportionately low salaries that are paid to teachers throughout the country.
- Bainbridge Colby
(Keywords: Strength, Country, Result, Teachers, Teaching)

As the earth spins through space, a view from above the North Pole would encompass most of the wealth of the world - most of its food, productive machines, doctors, engineers and teachers. A view from the opposite pole would encompass most of the world's poor.
- Barry Commoner
(Keywords: Food, Wealth, Doctors, Earth, Machines, Poor, Space, Teachers, World)

Most of my teachers probably found I made less trouble if they let me read.
- Eric Allin Cornell
(Keywords: Teachers, Trouble)

I go farther, and say, that it is plainly our duty to desire pastors and teachers to take the care of such congregations, and that God did raise up such in the church as we see it in the word.
- John Nelson Darby
(Keywords: God, Church, Care, Desire, Duty, Teachers, Word)

Let the teachers teach English and I will teach baseball. There is a lot of people in the United States who say isn't, and they ain't eating.
- Dizzy Dean
(Keywords: People, Baseball, Eating, English, states, Teachers, United, Will)

I just don't know that shame and fear need to be our teachers; rather, compassion, understanding, and love should be our guides.
- Kyan Douglas
(Keywords: Love, Fear, Compassion, Shame, Teachers, Understanding)

Instead of trying to come up and pontificate on what literature is, you need to talk with children, to teachers, and make sure they get poetry in the curriculum early.
- Rita Dove
(Keywords: Poetry, Children, Curriculum, Literature, Talk, Teachers, Trying)

Aside from a few master teachers that we have had over the years, this has been a completely local talent development. But people have started to come now from Chicago, we have a number of students from Chicago and different places of the country and even in the world.
- Katherine Dunham
(Keywords: Talent, People, Development, Chicago, Country, Now, Students, Teachers, World, Years)

Given the professionalism of Michigan teachers, I think they're not teaching because of the financial rewards.
- John Engler
(Keywords: Financial, Teachers, Teaching)

I was using them as teachers for technique but I was never trying to be a folk.
- John Fahey
(Keywords: Folk, Teachers, Trying)

You use words like 'introvert' and 'extrovert,' various traits of a personality. A lot of that stuff, we used in drama school, and that was kind of interesting, to realize my teachers sort of ripped off a lot of Jung. And how much of it is part of our society now, these phrases, introvert and extrovert, where it actually came from.
- Michael Fassbender
(Keywords: Society, Drama, Now, Personality, School, Teachers, Words)

Our teachers are responsible for our children's welfare for the six or eight hours they are at school and we need to know without question that their safety will be paramount on the minds of teachers, faculty and volunteers.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: Children, Question, Safety, School, Teachers, Welfare, Will)

Internet safety begins at home and that is why my legislation would require the Federal Trade Commission to design and publish a unique website to serve as a clearinghouse and resource for parents, teachers and children for information on the dangers of surfing the Internet.
- Mike Fitzpatrick
(Keywords: Design, Home, Children, Information, Internet, Legislation, Parents, Safety, Teachers, Trade)

I knew in my gut that there was something wrong with a system that couldn't fire its incompetents, and I had my share of incompetent college teachers.
- Luke Ford
(Keywords: College, Fire, Teachers, Wrong)

Teachers are expected to reach unattainable goals with inadequate tools. The miracle is that at times they accomplish this impossible task.
- Haim Ginott
(Keywords: Goals, Teachers, Tools)

If we had in this room a hundred teachers, good teachers from good schools, and asked them to define the word education, there would be very little general agreement.
- William Glasser
(Keywords: Education, Agreement, Schools, Teachers, Word)

Vocal study before age 20 is likely to be injurious, though some survive it in the hands of very careful and understanding teachers.
- Alma Gluck
(Keywords: Age, Study, Teachers, Understanding)

I attended the University of Louisville my freshman year, transferred to what was then Western Kentucky State Teachers College for my sophomore and junior years, and then graduated from the University of Louisville in the summer of 1961.
- Sue Grafton
(Keywords: College, Kentucky, State, Summer, Teachers, University, Years)

Some autistic children cannot stand the sound of certain voices. I have come across cases where teachers tell me that certain children have problems with their voice or another person's voice. This problem tends to be related to high-pitched ladies' voices.
- Temple Grandin
(Keywords: Children, Ladies, Problems, Sound, Teachers, Voice)

When I first started teaching at Berkeley in 1958, I could not announce that I was gay to anybody, though probably quite a few of my fellow teachers knew.
- Thom Gunn
(Keywords: First, Gay, Teachers, Teaching)

Our record number of teenagers must become our record number of high school and college graduates and our record number of teachers, scientists, doctors, lawyers, and skilled professionals.
- Ruben Hinojosa
(Keywords: College, Doctors, Lawyers, professionals, School, Scientists, Teachers, Teenagers)

Many spiritual teachers - in Buddhism, in Islam - have talked about first-hand experience of the world as an important part of the path to wisdom, to enlightenment.
- Bell Hooks
(Keywords: Experience, Wisdom, Islam, Buddhism, First, Spiritual, Teachers, World)

When I am able to resist the temptation to judge others, I can see them as teachers of forgiveness in my life, reminding me that I can only have peace of mind when I forgive rather than judge.
- Gerald Jampolsky
(Keywords: Forgiveness, Peace, Life, Mind, Teachers, Temptation)

But the best thing Washington can do for education is realize that our role is limited. Washington must keep its promises, but let those who know our childrens' names- parents, teachers and school board members- make education decisions.
- Mark Kennedy
(Keywords: Education, Decisions, Names, Parents, Promises, School, Teachers, Washington)

When we become a really mature, grown-up, wise society, we will put teachers at the center of the community, where they belong. We don't honor them enough, we don't pay them enough.
- Charles Kuralt
(Keywords: Society, Community, Honor, Teachers, Will)

The sincere teachers of their youth should be met, not with an intention to dictate to them, but to give additional force to their well-meant endeavours, and raise them to public esteem.
- Joseph Lancaster
(Keywords: Force, Intention, Public, Teachers, Youth)

I was reading five or six years ahead of my grade during public school. I was pretty bored. I made a contract with some of my teachers that if I didn't ask too many questions, I could work in the back of the room.
- Joshua Lederberg
(Keywords: Work, Pretty, Public, Questions, Reading, School, Teachers, Years)

At school I was always trying to con my teachers into letting me act out book reports instead of writing them.
- Laura Linney
(Keywords: Act, School, Teachers, Trying, Writing)

Parents should be encouraged to read to their children, and teachers should be equipped with all available techniques for teaching literacy, so the varying needs and capacities of individual kids can be taken into account.
- Hugh Mackay
(Keywords: Children, Kids, Needs, Parents, Teachers, Teaching)

It is a different genre - a show about something other than doctors, lawyers and cops. Teachers are something completely different. I think it makes for very interesting television.
- Chi McBride
(Keywords: Doctors, Lawyers, Teachers, Television)

As long as any adult thinks that he, like the parents and teachers of old, can become introspective, invoking his own youth to understand the youth before him, he is lost.
- Margaret Mead
(Keywords: Old, Parents, Teachers, Youth)

In the 21st century when few of us stay in the same job all our lives, I would like to think there was flexibility so teachers could become social workers, or foster carers become teachers.
- Estelle Morris
(Keywords: Flexibility, Job, Teachers, Workers)

I am confident that the vast majority of teachers will work with us towards achieving that goal.
- Estelle Morris
(Keywords: Work, Goal, Majority, Teachers, Will)

In the remaining months, we should focus on achieving more robust international involvement in training of Iraqi soldiers, police officers, judges, teachers, and doctors - all key elements needed to end the sectarian and civil conflict and build Iraq's future.
- John Olver
(Keywords: Conflict, Doctors, End, Focus, Future, Iraq, Judges, Key, Months, Police, Soldiers, Teachers, Training)

Teachers are our greatest public servants; they spend their lives educating our young people and shaping our Nation for tomorrow.
- Solomon Ortiz
(Keywords: People, Nation, Public, Teachers, Tomorrow)

We are fortunate to have some of the greatest and best teachers in the world, but we want to make sure that those few that try to sneak through the system are caught in advance.
- Jon Porter
(Keywords: Teachers, Want, World)

When teachers try to teach, nurses try to nurse, small businesses try to serve their clients and the police try to arrest criminals, there is always a regulator or three breathing down their necks. Conservatives want to make people's lives easier.
- John Redwood
(Keywords: People, Clients, Nurses, Police, Teachers, Want)

We have the Troops to Teachers program, which encourages retired military individuals to go into teaching.
- Ralph Regula
(Keywords: Military, Teachers, Teaching, Troops)

I just want to make a point that it's not just great teachers that sometimes shape your life. Sometimes it's the absence of great teachers that shapes your life and being ignored can be just as good for a person as being lauded.
- Julia Roberts
(Keywords: Life, Absence, Being, Teachers, Want)



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